National Cheeseburger Day, September 18th, is recognized as the day to toast America’s Favorite Sandwich. The annual celebration has been taking place every year since the 1920s. Mattison’s chefs put their own creative twist on the traditional combination of meat, cheese, and garnishes with unique combinations, sauces, and bread. NationalContinue Reading

Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend Returns to Downtown Bradenton


The Bradenton Blues Festival weekend returns to downtown Bradenton, bringing three days of events and acclaimed blues musicians, Dec. 6–8, 2019. Kicking off the blues weekend is the “Blues Appetizer” Concert, a free event, Friday, Dec. 6; followed by the Bradenton Blues Festival, Saturday, Dec. 7; and wrapping up the weekend is the Blues Brunch, Sunday, Dec. 8.

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Bradenton Chefs, History Highlighted at Bradenton’s next Long Table Event


Bradenton’s longest table event returns to downtown to celebrate local chefs, cars, cuisine, and history at the Long Table at Jake’s Automotive, Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Hosted by Realize Bradenton, the event will feature Chef Rich Knowles of EnRich Bistro, Chef Richard Demarse of Chiles Group, and Chef Paul Mattison of Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk. Each chef will prepare two courses of locally-inspired cuisine to 150 guests at a 100-foot long table in a historical automotive landmark, surrounded by classic and exotic cars. Vegan alternatives for each course are available. Tickets are $175 per person and are available at www.BradentonLongTable.com . Proceeds from the event will benefit the downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market.

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